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The Baylor Impact is published quarterly by the Baylor School of Education.

The Baylor Impact
School of Education
Baylor University
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Waco, TX 76798-7304

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Volume 3 Number 2


Dear Alumni and Friends:

One year ago I wrote about  “new beginnings” and the  opportunities afforded by  such actions. In a subsequent  issue of Impact, I  highlighted several important  goals and directions  for the School of Education.  And while it seems like only yesterday, I am pleased to report outstanding  progress in many areas, some of which will be  mentioned here. 

The School of Education continues to attract  increasing numbers of mission-motivated  students, and each year academic quality indicators  continue to rise for both undergraduate and graduate students. 

While the School already has an exceptional  faculty, we added a half-dozen outstanding  faculty members each of the last two years  and will be seeking to hire an additional seven  or eight during the coming year. Unique and  critical to program quality, Baylor seeks to hire  faculty who have a strong Christian commitment,  who are scholars (or practitioner experts)  in their fields, and who are committed to  quality teaching. The increased emphasis and  support for faculty scholarship has generated  a rise in the number of grant proposals to and  prominence of funding agencies. 

With Baylor’s move to school-based development  personnel and the work of Carole Menefee, our director of development, School  alumni and friends increasingly are including  the School of Education in their philanthropy  priorities. I hope you will consider the School  to be one of your gift priorities, too. 

Perhaps the most observable progress has  been program developments. Undergraduate  programs in leadership studies and an  Engaged Learning Group on Hispanic Families  in Transition are at the heart of university-wide  initiatives. Added to existing niche programs  in school psychology and exercise nutrition are  a renewed program emphasis on recreation  leisure, a new school principal preparation  program, and a proposal for a new doctoral  program. 

As you peruse this issue, I hope you will look  beyond the stories we present to see the  “impact” the School is having on our students  and the lives of service they lead after leaving  Baylor and the School of Education

In This Issue

•  Welcome
•  In the F1rst Person: Colin Wilborn
•  Educational Administration: Undergraduate Leadership Studies Program
•  Engaging Education: Hispanic Families in Transition
•  School Psychology: Dynamic Program Prepares Students to Make a Difference
•  Impact Tomorrow

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